The popular use of the phrase is as noted. However, in reading someone's doctoral dissertation there was a french scholar who without blinking said the phrase means "hurray for all differences." His observation was a brilliant and chilling illumination for me. The statement was in the context of a disability study devoted to the history of the able and disabled and the slow erosion over time of of this illogical distinction. Doodyringer 07:11, 2 January 2011 (UTC) Used ironically to express French derision towards the English. Worth mentioning?